After Elon Musk challenged Vladimir Putin to a fight for Ukraine, Chechen warlord Ramzan Kadyrov has decided to publicly throw his support behind the Russian president, saying the Tesla boss needs to ‘pump up those muscles’ if he hopes to come out on top.
Earlier this week, Musk tweeted to challenge Putin to ‘single combat’, saying the winner would take Ukraine.
Typing out Putin’s name using the Russian alphabet, he wrote: “I hereby challenge Владимир Путин [Vladimir Putin] to single combat.
I hereby challenge— Elona Musk (@elonmusk) March 14, 2022
to single combat
Stakes are Україна
Musk then added: “Stakes are Україна [Ukraine],” also writing out the country’s name in its own language.
He later tweeted the Kremlin, asking if it agreed to the fight.
Now Kadyrov, the head of Chechnya – a republic of Russia also known as the Chechen Republic – has decided to get involved, having issued a message to Musk on Telegram.
In the post, Kadyrov rebranded Musk as ‘Elona’, saying he is too ‘effeminate’ to take on Putin and needs to bulk up.
Telegram post by Ramzan Kadyrov, head of Chechen Republic! pic.twitter.com/UyByR9kywq— Elona Musk (@elonmusk) March 15, 2022
Musk shared a screenshot of the Telegram post alongside a version translated into English, which said: “Elon Musk, a word of advice: Don’t measure your strength against that of Putin’s. You’re in two completely different leagues.
“And it’s not even about martial arts or judo, for example. How do you see it? Are you in the red corner of the boxing ring, a businessman and Twitter user; and Putin, in blue, a world politician and strategist, who inspires awe in the West and in the US. Vladimir Vladimirovich will look unsportsmanlike when he beats the hell out of you, a much weaker opponent.”
Kadyrov went on to offer up some training suggestions in the Chechen Republic, continuing: “Therefore, you need to pump up those muscles in order to change from the gentle (effeminate) Elona into the brutal Elon you need to be. I propose training at one of the several centers in the Chechen Republic:
“Russian Special Forces University: Here you will undergo firearms training with world championship special forces, who beat US special forces in 2015 like it was nothing.
“Akhmat Fight Club: This is where you’ll be trained to take a punch, a quality needed in any fight. Under the guidance of Abuzayed Vismuradov, you will learn quickly pull yourself up not just physically, but also mentally, giving you nerves of steel.
“Grozny Chechen State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company: Practice within the walls of ‘Grozny’ where they will tell you about American methods of ‘black PR,’ and teach you how to monitor and update social network accounts.”
He added: “You will return from the Chechen Republic a completely different person Elona, that is Elon.”
In response, Musk has since changed his Twitter name from Elon Musk to Elona Musk, tweeting in a reply: "Thank you for the offer, but such excellent training would give me too much of an advantage.
"If he is afraid to fight, I will agree to use only my left hand and I am not even left-handed. Elona."